HERBERT L. "HERBLOCK" BLOCK - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 08/24/1976 - HFSID 17975
Sale Price $198.00
HERBLOCK (HERB BLOCK)
Signed, typed letter on Washington Post stationery (1976)
Typed Letter signed: "Herb Block", 1 page, 8½x11. Washington, D.C., 1976 August 24. On his letterhead at the Washington Post to Ed Bomsey, Annandale, Virginia. In full: "Thank you for your nice letter. A copy of the Elephant cartoon is enclosed, and I'm happy to send it on to you. [Item not included.] Best regards". Herbert Lawrence Block (1909-2001), known by his cartoon signature, "Herblock", lampooned Presidents, starting with Herbert Hoover in 1929 as a staff columnist at Chicago's "Daily News". He won his first Pulitzer Prize four years later. He garnered two more (1954, 1979) during his half century as editorial cartoonist at "The Washington Post" (1946-2001). He coined the term "McCarthyism" in a 1950 cartoon. In addition to his 3 Pulitzers, Herblock one the National Cartoonist Society Editorial Cartoonist award twice, the Rueben Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1994). He received the NCS Hall of Fame Gold Key in 1979. President Nixon canceled his subscription to the Washington Post after Herblock portrayed him climbing out of a sewer. Horizontal mailing fold touching top edge of signature. Otherwise, fine condition.
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